My son just backed out of the driveway, and drove off for his first day of his Senior year of high school.The lump in my throat is still there.
The house is eerily quiet as I sit with my laptop at our dining room table. Looks like it’ll be just me, our outdoor farm cats, and my coffee hanging out at home today.
I wish I could offer you a freshly-brewed cup.
I’m the mom who loves having her children home during the summer. It’s always difficult for me when they start back to school.
I’ve been intentionally putting this day out of my mind for some time now. It’s a tough one.
This morning was the last time I’ll ever snap the annual first day picture on our front steps. The last time to watch our son drive off for his first day, and wave and wonder where the summer went.
Goodness, where have the years gone?
Our daughter is grown and living on her own. I’m enjoying being a mom of an adult, especially to her. She’s a joy!
But my little guy? He can’t possibly be a senior in high school. How can he possibly be this old?
How can I possibly be this old?
Our summer break was wonderful. I wouldn’t have changed a thing, except for it to pass by us a little slower. Gosh, we made some great memories together!
But here we are.
A few tears. A few smiles. New schedules. New opportunities. Excitement and apprehension.
Can you relate, friend?
Maybe you’re like me and could use some conversing with God today regarding this new school year.
Would you join me in prayer?
Father God, thank You for who You are. Thank You for Your love, Your sovereignty, and Your grace. Thank You for the blessing of our children. Father, we lift them to You today. As they head off to school (or will be soon), we ask You to bless them. Keep them safe. Give them wisdom to make choices that glorify You. Help them to stay on the narrow path that leads to You, and allow them to be good examples for others to follow. May they find favor in their teachers’ eyes, and may this school year be a joy. Grow them up to be the men and women You desire them to be. Align this day according to Your plans and purposes for all of our lives. And Father, for those of us who may be struggling with watching our children go back to school, bless us too. Please encourage our hearts, and give us the grace we need to glorify You this day. Father, thank You. We love You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
We’ll walk through these days together, right? So thankful for that today!
Here’s to a new school year! Blessings!
It’s Woman to Woman Wednesday here, where we encourage each other in our faith and journeys with our Lord. Life can be filled with all sorts of triumphs and challenges, and most often, it’s in our daily routine where we need the most encouragement. When I’m needing a good dose of it, I find going straight to the Source soothes my soul. May you turn to God for your encouragement today too. Please share your thoughts to bless another below!
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